Duke of Ed

Swimming WA is proud to be Duke 4Sport partner with the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, a global youth development program empowering young Australians aged 14-24 to explore their full potential.  

Participants must learn or develop a skill, volunteer, improve their physical wellbeing and experience a team adventure in a new environment. Every Award is different, with qualified Award Leaders helping to guide Participants through all stages of their Bronze, Silver or Gold Award.

Duke of Ed

Swimming WA Duke of Ed example activities 

We offer a range of diverse and enjoyable opportunities for Duke of Ed Participants across WA to complete their Physical Recreation, Skills and Voluntary Service Sections at all levels of the award.

Many of our experienced and skilled swimming members/coaches etc can be the Assessor for your Duke of Ed Award, and hold a valid Working With Children Check. Here are some examples of swimming-related activities that can be completed for each of the Sections.

Skills Voluntary Service Physical Recreation



Running social media or other digital media



Learn to swim instruction



Club Night set up

Sitting on a committee or panel

Squad training


Gym training

Special event training (ocean swim, triathlon, etc.)

Getting Started

To complete your Physical Recreation, Skills and/or Voluntary Service Sections with a swimming club, send an email to kirsty.read@wa.swimming.org.au

Before contacting us, it is best to be registered as a Participant with a Duke of Ed Award Centre or the WA Open Award Centre.

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